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Cop's Corner with Captain Cupp

Captain David G. Cupp

Captain Cupp is the daytime shift commander for the Bartlett Police Department. Each week Captain Cupp will provide citizens of Bartlett with information useful to Bartlett residents concerning traffic and public safety and little known facts about the Bartlett Police Department.

This week's topic:
Red Lights
So many times when a Police Officer stops a motorist for Disregarding a Red Light he hears the motorist argue that the light was “Yellow”. When a traffic control device turns to Red there are to be no Vehicles inside the intersection or “Imaginary Box”. It may be true that the light was yellow but the vehicle did not clear the intersection when the light turned to red. Most Traffic Lights are on a 4 second yellow delay before changing to red so there should be plenty of time to clear the intersection.

Any Traffic Questions or Concerns feel free to contact me at my email address.
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Captain David G. Cupp, CFS
Bartlett Police Department